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Major League Soccer – Match-day 41: Nashville SC v Columbus Crew

Nashville SC vs. Columbus Crew

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Nissan Stadium sees Thursday action as Nashville take on Columbus – 3:30am GMT.

It’s a trip to Nissan Stadium for second placed Nashville on Thursday, as they take on tenth placed Columbus.

It’s 48 points so far for Nashville SC this season, going into this game

A 3rd successive, disappointing result for Nashville will not be acceptable for Gary Smith’s team. They will see this fixture as an opportunity to turn their form around after drawing 0-0 at D.C. United and 0-0 at New York.

A draw statistic of four in four meetings is not all bad, but unfortunately will not bring the success Gary Smith’s men wishes for ultimately. With second, they currently sit 48 points in the League having won 11 matches, drawn 15 fixtures, and lost three meetings.

Columbus travel to Nashville, knowing that they have nothing to lose. The odds are not in their favour, as the home team has recorded eight wins and seven draws in the 15 home games they’ve played so far this season.

Victory for Nashville SC would take their points tally to 51 so far this season.

Columbus Crew’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 37 points this season

Columbus will take a huge positive from their recent 4-0 win against Inter Miami at MAPFRE Stadium.

Caleb Porter’s Columbus have lost nine of their last 14 games this season. Their position is tenth in the League, and they have 37 points having won 10 fixtures, drawn seven fixtures, and lost 12 meetings.

Columbus’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Nashville. In the 15 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two meetings, drawn four games, and lost nine fixtures.

Columbus Crew will have 40 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Nashville SC v Columbus Crew – Head-to-Heads.

The teams have previously met each other three times with the tally being two wins and one draw for Nashville. Also, Columbus are unbeaten in their last two matches played at Nissan Stadium against Nashville. Their most recent encounter in this competition was July 2021 and the score line ended up with a 0-0 draw.

There is a 61.35 percent probability of a Nashville win.

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